Useful Study Guide For Logical Reasoning

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Useful Study Guide For Logical Reasoning

Postby Nightingale » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:03 pm

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2z88BO/www.criticalthinkingbyexample.com/

I just found this link, and on the off chance that no one has already posted it, I thought I should share it with all of you. It would be best used as a supplementary guide to any of your standard study materials for the LR section (PS, Manhattan, etc...). There is a good amount of information, with numerous examples, about argument types/fallacies/structure, and it is also pretty specific regarding necessary and sufficient conditions. Hope it helps!

(Here is the table of contents):

Chapter 1: Basic Standardizing

1.1 Two Conventions for Standardizing

1.2 Five argument Types

Chapter 2: Basic Argument Evaluation

2.1 The definition of a good argument

2.2 Three Fallacies

Chapter 3: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

3.1 The meaning of necessary and sufficient conditions

3.2 Conditionals and necessary and sufficient conditions

3.3 The relationship between conditional and disguised conditionals

3.4 Contrapositive

Chapter 4: Validity

4.1 Valid and invalid arguments

Chapter 5: Intermediate Standardizing

5.1 Premise and conclusion indicators

5.2 Missing premises

Chapter 6: Fallacies of Relevance

6.1 Twelve fallacies of relevance

Chapter 7: Sufficiency

7.1 Sufficiency and deductive and inductive arguments

7.2 Fallacies of sufficiency

Chapter 8: Accepting Premises: Considerations of Logic and Language

8.1 Fallacies in accepting premises

8.2 Logical considerations in accepting premises

8.3 Considerations of language in accepting premises

Chapter 9: Accepting Premises: The Question of Evidence

9.1 Premises based on common knowledge of the target audience

9.2 Premises based on experience

9.3 Premises based on epistemic authority

Chapter 10: Advanced Standardizing

10.1 Identifying arguments

10.2 Individuating propositions

10.3 Counter considerations and counter arguments
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Re: Useful Study Guide For Critical Thinking

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:08 pm

Good find.

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Re: Useful Study Guide For Critical Thinking

Postby nmillette » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am

Great Find! Very useful, I am going to read through it while at work plus I never heard about stumbleupon before, gonna join!

Thanks

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Re: Useful Study Guide For Critical Thinking

Postby Gamine » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks for that. It looks like it could be quite useful

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Re: Useful Study Guide For Logical Reasoning

Postby Nightingale » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:37 pm

No problem!

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Re: Useful Study Guide For Logical Reasoning

Postby LSAT Blog » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Great link. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Useful Study Guide For Logical Reasoning

Postby Nightingale » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:41 pm

Anything to help my fellow prep'ers




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